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German Course Exchange

The German Exchange was started in 2000 so that students across the University of North Carolina system would have access to a broader array of German language, literature, and cultural courses.


Classes listed as Face-to-Face in ANY of the Exchanges are actually held via video conferencing.  You can attend from your HOME campus.

The primary focus has been on the sharing of upper level German classes each semester. We have offered a wide array of courses, ranging from literature classes, film, business German, translation, and music. Most courses are taught in German. We support the existing German degree programs of our participating campuses, and with the resources of the Exchange, we have added two new degree programs in the state, the German Studies major at NCSU and the German Studies major at UNCW. With the German faculty from 8 UNC campuses, the Exchange constitutes the largest German “department” in the country. The Exchange has organized spring break trips to Berlin, and students can explore the various summer programs organized by our faculty.

While we have offered online courses, the majority of our offerings have been through distance-learning classrooms linked by video and audio technology. We now have the capacity for students to link into these classes via their home computer. 

Students interested in taking classes in the exchange should check with their advisor and the home campus department chair and review the information on the Guidelines page.